Lost Lake

Difficulty
This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
Very Easy
Duration
This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
1-1.5h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
5.1 km
Elevation
This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
120 m
User Ratings
These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
Overall Rating
This is the average user-submitted overall rating on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
9.4
Physical Difficulty
This is the average user-submitted rating on the physical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Technical Difficulty
This is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Read Reviews
Directions to Trailhead
Trail of the Lost Lake hike in Whistler, British Columbia

Popular among locals, the Lost Lake Hike starts from Whistler Village and brings you to a small yet pretty lake. Views of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains are plentiful, as is the beauty of the lush West Coast rainforest throughout the trail.

Guide-book quality info for over 8,000 trails

View Lost Lake on Map

View Map

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Route Description for Lost Lake

The hike to Lost Lake is a great short hike near Whistler.  To get to Lost Lake, you must pass PassivHaus (the bike rental shop at the start of the cross-country ski/mountain bike area) and head towards the trailhead to Lost Lake on the right.

You now have two options: either take the secluded nature trail or the main gravel path. The nature trail is narrower and has fewer people, letting you relax and find yourself within the trees. The main Lost Lake pathway is busy, has bikes, and is very wide. We suggest you take the nature trail.

The nature trail goes all the way to Lost Lake, and circumnavigates part of the lake. Once you reach Lost Lake there will be a junction. Turn left and rejoin the nature trail. At the end of the nature trail, return to the main pathway and finish going around Lost Lake. You will reach a small park at the far end of the lake where there are picnic tables for you to take a rest. This is a perfect place to enjoy a swim in the relatively warm waters of Lost Lake.

As you hike you will have views up to Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains, and the Peak to Peak gondola! A truly magnificent sight. Finish going around the lake, hanging a right as you go, then rejoin the nature trail returning to the PassivHaus.

Want to find more amazing hikes around Whistler? Check out the Garibaldi Lake hike, Panorama Ridge hike or the Black Tusk hike.

Insider Hints for Lost Lake

  • The kids will enjoy a picnic and a swim at the easterly beach of Lost Lake, and the relative seclusion is welcome.
  • If you want to explore more from the Whistler Village, take the gondola up and try the High Notes Trail or the Blackcomb Meadows trail. Both are rated as moderate hikes, however the ride on the gondola and chairlift is worth it by itself!

Getting to the Lost Lake Trailhead

To begin, park in one of the public parking lots in the main Whistler Village area. The hike starts from the cross-country ski trails. To get there, walk towards parking lot number 5, and follow the signs towards Lost Lake. You will walk along the shared pedestrian-bike path, so watch out for speedy cyclists!

Route Information

  • When to do

    All Year

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Toilets

    Near Beach

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

Lost Lake Elevation Graph

Weather Forecast

Check Area Weather

Lost Lake Reviews

Add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Nearby Trails

Nearby Regions

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers

Tours

Routes

Blogs